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  • US DiveBombers at Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Dive-Bombers at Guadalcanal

    Stephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the Battle of Guadalcanal and their role in the fight against Japan between August 7, 1942, and February…

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  • 1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal
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    1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal

    This U.S. government newsreel includes the following stories: U.S. Marines push back Japanese forces on Guadalcanal; the cruiser Boise docks and Admiral King decorates members of the crew;…

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  • US Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal

    Military historian Andrew Wiest talked about the U.S. Marines who fought at the Battle of Guadalcanal between August 1942 and February 1943. Mr. Wiest is co-author of “The Pacific War: From Pearl…

    226 views
  • Lead Up to the Battle of Guadalcanal
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    Lead Up to the Battle of Guadalcanal

    In this program from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, military historian Richard Frank illustrated the events after Pearl Harbor that led to the Battle of Guadalcanal, which…

    263 views
  • Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics and Culture
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    Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics and Culture

    Historian Linda Gordon talked about her book, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition. She described a resurgence of the white…

    397 views
  • emWell Never Turn Backem
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    We'll Never Turn Back

    This film was produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for their voter registration campaign in the South. The documentary includes interviews with black farmers and…

    174 views
  • emBooker T Washington The Life and Legacyem
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    Booker T. Washington, The Life and Legacy

    Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker T. Washington through reenactments, archival photographs and interviews with actors portraying…

    222 views
  • Early 1800s Abolition and ProSlavery Movements
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    Early 1800s Abolition and Pro-Slavery Movements

    University of Alabama Professor Joshua Rothman taught a class on abolition and pro-slavery movements in the early 1800s. He highlighted the way that both sides used printing presses and…

    469 views
  • emRoy Wilkins The Right to Dignityem
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    Roy Wilkins, The Right to Dignity

    Narrated by actor Sidney Poitier, this tribute to civil rights leader Roy Wilkins (1901-1981) was produced by the U.S. Information Agency. Mr. Wilkins was at the forefront of the civil…

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  • TVs Influence on Race and Politics in the 1990s
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    TV's Influence on Race and Politics in the 1990s

    Panelists discussed the impact of television on race and politics in the 1990s. Topics included the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton and his relations with the African American community,…

    167 views
  • Environmental Movement and Litigation
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    Environmental Movement and Litigation

    Rutgers University Professor Jefferson Decker taught a class on the history of the environmental movement and laws and litigation regarding natural resources. He described the relationship…

    188 views
  • Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Environment
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    Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Environment

    Colorado College Professor Amy Kohout taught a class on nuclear weapons testing in the continental U.S. in the 1950s and '60s and how it impacted the environment. She described scientific…

    710 views
  • Lincoln and the Environment
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    Lincoln and the Environment

    Author James Tackach spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln and the natural environment. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic…

    209 views
  • PresidentElect Lincoln
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    President-Elect Lincoln

    Author Michael Burlingame spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s actions as president-elect between his November 1860 election and his March 1861 inauguration. Following his…

    205 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Historian David Blight spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society…

    230 views
  • Lincoln and New Deal America
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    Lincoln and New Deal America

    Boston University History Professor Nina Silber spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s influence on New Deal Americans during the 1930s. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s…

    126 views
  • Lincolns Sense of Humor
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    Lincoln's Sense of Humor

    Author Richard Carwardine spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s sense of humor. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic…

    433 views
  • Legacy of Three Mile Island and Fukushima
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    Legacy of Three Mile Island and Fukushima

    A medical doctor and three university professors detailed the health risks, political developments, and social changes that stem from the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island,…

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  • Perspectives on Three Mile Island and Fukushima
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    Perspectives on Three Mile Island and Fukushima

    Two community activists from the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, an independent journalist from Fukushima and a Japanese visual artist who lives in New York City, reflected on how two…

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  • Three Mile Island Accident Reconsidered
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    Three Mile Island Accident Reconsidered

    Nuclear power engineer Arnie Gundersen chronicled how the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant meltdown unfolded on March 28, 1979. Mr. Gundersen argued that the Harrisburg area should…

    54 views
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